Item 01: Alec Donaldson diary, 6 August 1917-26 December 1917 - Page 39

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26th Sept.
3.30 P.M. Captured S.S. Hitachi Maru after firing 15 shots at her & killing 13 of her crew. She had a 4."7 gun but never got a chance to use it
27th Sept
Both ships proceeded to an anchorage inside the Maldive Islands. About 200 tons of coal was taken from Hitachi Maru & some of her cargo such as rubber, linseed & hides etc. All our passengers & men over 60 years of age were put on board her. Germans also repaired shell holes on ships side & Gunnel

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